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Public Health Assistant

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This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Kugaaruk only.
$63,804.00 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$26,639.00 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit who reside in Kugaaruk only.

Reporting to the Supervisor Health Programs, the Public Health Assistant provides local and Inuit knowledge for delivery of public health programs while assisting with a range of program functions. Public health programs include Tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, and disease and injury preventive care. The Public Health Assistant supports the public health programming by working collaboratively with the nurse to assist with screening, assessing, diagnostics, treatment, client education, and program record keeping. The Public Health Assistant will also be actively engaged with individual clients and the community in pursuit of achieving community wellness goals.

The Public Health Assistant provides clinical and technical duties support of the eradication TB, the prevention and management of communicable diseases, and furthering maternal and child health and sexual and reproductive health; the Public Health Assistant acts as a community liaison and provides client and program related clerical supports; participate in the community TB program; perform a range of clinical tasks; provide local and Inuit knowledge for delivery of public health programs; participate in activities to build community capacity; perform a range of administrative tasks; participate in a variety of maternal, newborn and well child programs; and performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor Health Programs or Public Health Nurse.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a High School Diploma, along with one (1) year of related work experience in an office environment; the ability to speak and read Inuktut and English is required; and must possess a valid driver’s license.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in Inuktut is required for the position.  Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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